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Uber announced that they will be shutting down their on-demand package delivery service, UberRUSH. The shutdown will happen in late June of this year in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.
UberRUSH is Uber’s service where people can request deliveries for items they want delivered. The service was used by both individual customers and companies.
Until June, Uber will be cutting down on the number of deliveries they make before completely shutting down the program. Uber states that they are using what they learned in UberRUSH to help make their other on-demand delivery services like UberEATS the best ...read more
Uber released its first new product in three years last week. It’s something that none of us were expecting, but all of us will appreciate: Express Pool.
UberX is Uber’s standard service that serves up to 4 people. UberPool is the more affordable version where you can ride with 1 or 2 passengers, and share the ride with others going to similar destinations. Express Pool is even cheaper than UberPool.
It’s a carpooling service, similar to UberPool, that you can request through the Uber app. The catch is that passengers will be asked ...read more
Are you someone who uses rideshares often? If only there was a way to reward passengers for using services like Uber and Lyft frequently…
Rideshare companies are trying many new programs to reward frequent riders. These programs are still new and are currently being rolled out in limited cities in the United States.
1) Frequent Rider Programs
Uber and Lyft have both experimented with frequent rider programs, where you are rewarded with free trips or ride credits. We are not aware of any of these being offered consistently, but here are a few links: TechCrunch Article, UberVIP in NYC and ...read more
Do you want to drive for Lyft, but not own your own car? Lyft's Express Drive program helps you rent a car so you can start driving and earning with Lyft!
The Express Drive program is available in select cities across the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and more! The details vary by city and by rental car provider. To find out information specific to your city, go through the steps to become a driver and learn more.
How to Become an Express Driver with Lyft
Uber is introducing a new policy that requires all drivers in the U.S. to take a six-hour break after driving for 12 hours straight. This policy will be strictly enforced by an app countdown that automatically warns drivers when they are approaching their maximum driving limit.
The 12 hours of consecutive driving is based on how long the driver spends driving while online in the Uber app. If they are pulled over or stopped somewhere, that time will not be counted. According to the Washington Post, Uber will not track hours drivers spend offline for Uber but driving for ...read more